In the workplace, it is essential to communicate ideas quickly and completely. We don’t typically have the time to read clever prose or to explore newly-presented ideas in depth, especially if they don’t apply directly to what we are currently working on. For this question, find an email or short business document (one you can share), and reduce that document to its basic four elements of the rhetorical: Subject - What is the document about? What is it not about? What kinds of information will my readers need to make a decision or complete a task? Purpose - What does this document need to achieve or prove? Why do my readers need this document and what do they need to know?